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Nikita Kucherov
G A Pts
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Team: Tampa Bay Lightning Height: 5-11 Born: 6/17/1993
Position: RWWeight: 178 Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Mar. 28 6:05 AM PT7:05 AM MT8:05 AM CT9:05 AM ET13:05 GMT21:05 6:05 AM MST8:05 AM EST17:05 UAE9:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a pair of assists in the Lightning's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks on Monday.
Analysis: Kucherov set a Tampa Bay record for points in a single month with 22. The right wing has four assists and 11 points during a five-game point streak.
Mar. 25 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST19:36 UAE11:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov was on the mark again Friday night, redirecting Brayden Point's pass into the Red Wings net 3:28 into overtime as the Lightning rallied for a 2-1 victory.
Analysis: Kucherov had nine shots on goal in a game Feb. 19 at Colorado, though he didn't score. The next game, he did find the net, and he's been on fire since, leading the NHL with 29 points, including 17 goals. The Lightning host the Blackhawks on Monday, and Kucherov scored in a 5-2 win at Chicago on Jan. 24.
Mar. 23 6:37 PM PT7:37 PM MT8:37 PM CT9:37 PM ET1:37 GMT9:37 6:37 PM MST8:37 PM EST5:37 UAE (+1)21:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov notched his second hat trick of the season and third of his career Thursday at Boston.
Analysis: He has six goals and an assist in his past three games to continue the best season of his career. Kucherov already has a personal-best 76 points after he had 66 all last season.
Mar. 22 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET14:54 GMT22:54 7:54 AM MST9:54 AM EST18:54 UAE10:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Kucherov is now up to 13 goals and 24 points over his last 14 games. The Lightning are in Boston on Thursday, and he has just one assist in his last five games against the Bruins.
Mar. 19 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST23:18 UAE15:18 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had two goals in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Washington.
Analysis: In his last 13 games, Kucherov has racked up 12 goals and 10 assists. He has been a point machine at home, amassing 13 goals and seven assists in his last 10 there.
Mar. 14 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET14:33 GMT22:33 7:33 AM MST9:33 AM EST18:33 UAE10:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a pair of assists in Monday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Kucherov has been on an absolute tear since Feb. 21, amassing an NHL-best 20 points, with 10 goals and 10 assists in 10 games. Seven of his 14 power-play goals this season have come in his last 10 contests. The Lightning are back on the ice Tuesday at Ottawa, and Kucherov had three goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over the Senators on Feb. 27. He has eight goals and eight assists in his last 13 games in the series.
Mar. 9 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST6:25 UAE (+1)21:25 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov stayed red hot with two goals and an assist Thursday in a win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Kucherov has nine goals and eight assists in his last 17 games. He's reached 30 goals for the second straight season and matched his career high of 66 points, set last season.
Mar. 3 7:05 PM PT8:05 PM MT9:05 PM CT10:05 PM ET3:05 GMT11:05 8:05 PM MST10:05 PM EST7:05 UAE (+1)22:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored in a fifth straight game Friday.
Analysis: He has seven goals and 13 points during that stretch.
Mar. 2 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST20:19 UAE11:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a goal and two assists and the Lightning beat the Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Kucherov has been on fire, recording six goals and six assists in his last four games. This comes immediately following a four-game stretch in which he didn't register a point. The Lightning visit Pittsburgh on Friday, and Kucherov has just one assist in his last four games against the Penguins, which includes last year's Stanley Cup playoff series.
Feb. 28 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST19:42 UAE10:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored three power-play goals in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their fading playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.
Analysis: Kucherov had the second hat trick of his career and added an assist in the third period. He has five goals and four assists in his last three games.
Feb. 24 8:15 AM PT9:15 AM MT10:15 AM CT11:15 AM ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST20:15 UAE11:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored on the power play for his 23rd goal of the season in Thursday's home loss to Calgary.
Analysis: Kucherov has four goals and six assists in five home games this month while failing to record a point in four road games. The Lightning are halfway through a four-game homestand.
Feb. 22 7:08 AM PT8:08 AM MT9:08 AM CT10:08 AM ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST19:08 UAE10:08 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov delivered a goal and three assists in the Lightning's 4-1 win over the Oilers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Kucherov's second assist gave him 200 career points. He leads the Lightning with 53 this season after breaking a four-game drought without a point.
Feb. 8 6:10 AM PT7:10 AM MT8:10 AM CT9:10 AM ET14:10 GMT22:10 7:10 AM MST9:10 AM EST18:10 UAE9:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov recorded his fourth two-goal game of the season during the Lightning's 5-0 rout of Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Analysis: The All-Star forward has at least one point in five of his last six games, amassing four goals and three assists over that strong stretch. After setting career highs with 30 goals and 66 points last season, Kucherov is on pace to surpass those numbers in 2016-17.
Feb. 5 6:42 AM PT7:42 AM MT8:42 AM CT9:42 AM ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST18:42 UAE9:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had two assists Saturday.
Analysis: He has five points over a five-game stretch.
Jan. 26 8:06 PM PT9:06 PM MT10:06 PM CT11:06 PM ET4:06 GMT12:06 9:06 PM MST11:06 PM EST8:06 UAE23:06 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a power-play goal on Thursday, firing a one-timed a pass from Jonathan Drouin past Florida's James Reimer at 11:33.
Analysis: Kucherov leads the Lightning with 19 goals.
Jan. 12 6:42 PM PT7:42 PM MT8:42 PM CT9:42 PM ET2:42 GMT10:42 7:42 PM MST9:42 PM EST6:42 UAE (+1)21:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov tallied his team-leading 17th goal in Thursday's win over Buffalo.
Analysis: He has four goals and seven assists in his last nine games and has earned a well-deserved spot on the All-Star team.
Jan. 7 12:27 PM PT1:27 PM MT2:27 PM CT3:27 PM ET20:27 GMT4:27 1:27 PM MST3:27 PM EST0:27 UAE (+1)15:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored his 16th goal Saturday.
Analysis: He has three goals and seven assists in his past seven games.
Jan. 4 7:29 AM PT8:29 AM MT9:29 AM CT10:29 AM ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST19:29 UAE10:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had two goals with an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has two goals and seven assists during a five-game point streak.
Jan. 1 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET17:04 GMT1:04 10:04 AM MST12:04 PM EST21:04 UAE12:04 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov stayed hot with two more assists in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes.
Analysis: Kucherov has racked up six assists over his last four games.
Dec. 29 7:59 AM PT8:59 AM MT9:59 AM CT10:59 AM ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST19:59 UAE10:59 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov had a pair of assists in the Lightnings' 4-3 overtime win over the Canadiens on Thursday.
Analysis: Kucherov returned after missing Tampa's previous six games with a lower-body injury.
Dec. 14 10:55 AM PT11:55 AM MT12:55 PM CT1:55 PM ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST22:55 UAE13:55 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov left Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury and sat out Wednesday and Friday. He was placed on IR on Saturday and could sit through the holiday break.
Analysis: Kucherov has team highs of 13 goals and 30 points.
Dec. 4 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST21:37 UAE12:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored his 13th goal of the season on a second-period power play for the Lightning in Saturday's win over the Capitals.
Analysis: Kucherov has tallied four goals in his last six games and is second in the league with 29 points.
Nov. 25 6:45 PM PT7:45 PM MT8:45 PM CT9:45 PM ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST6:45 UAE (+1)21:45 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored one goal and set up another Friday in a loss to Columbus.
Analysis: Kucherov has six goals and four assists in his last seven games, and is challenging for the league scoring lead with 26 points.
Nov. 15 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)22:23 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov stayed hot with two goals and an assist in a 4-3 win at Detroit on Tuesday.
Analysis: Since going without a goal in his first five games, Kucherov has netted eight in 11 contests. He ranks among the league leaders with 21 points, and appears well on his way to surpassing last season's career-high 66 points.
Nov. 15 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST20:37 UAE11:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov hurt the Islanders once again by registering a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 4-0 win on Monday.
Analysis: Four of Kucherov's six goals have come in three games against New York and he's racked up seven points in those outings. The Russian standout has been doing plenty of damage against other opponents, as he's compiled five goals and five assists over his last seven games.
Nov. 5 7:06 PM PT8:06 PM MT9:06 PM CT10:06 PM ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST6:06 UAE (+1)22:06 ETNaN:� BRT - The red-hot Kucherov had a goal and an assist Saturday to extend his point streak to four games.
Analysis: He has three goals and five assists over that span and 13 points in his past seven games.
Nov. 2 6:13 AM PT7:13 AM MT8:13 AM CT9:13 AM ET13:13 GMT21:13 6:13 AM MST8:13 AM EST17:13 UAE9:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov led the way in Tampa Bay's 6-1 rout of the Islanders on Tuesday by scoring two power-play goals and adding a pair of assists.
Analysis: After getting off to a somewhat slow start, Kucherov has heated up with nine points over a four-game stretch, missing one due to an upper-body injury. The 30-goal scorer in 2015-16 had found the back of the net just once this season prior to Tuesday's breakout, though.
Oct. 28 12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST23:05 UAE15:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov was present for part of Saturday's morning skate but won't play in that night's game at New Jersey.
Analysis: The dangerous forward may miss a few games after sustaining an injury - believed to be to his shoulder - when falling hard into the boards during Thursday's loss at Montreal. Lightning coach said he's hopeful but unsure whether Kucherov can return when the team concludes its road trip Tuesday against the Islanders.
Oct. 25 6:37 PM PT7:37 PM MT8:37 PM CT9:37 PM ET1:37 GMT9:37 6:37 PM MST8:37 PM EST5:37 UAE (+1)21:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Kucherov scored his first goal of the season and added three assists Tuesday for his first career four-point game.
Analysis: Kucherov, who scored 30 goals last season and led Tampa Bay with 66 points, had three assists in the first five games.
Oct. 11 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE11:19 ET12:19 BRT - The Tampa Bay Lightning kept last season's leading scorer in the fold by signing Kucherov to a three-year contract on Tuesday.
Analysis: Kucherov will make $4.766 million in annual salary, a significant upgrade from the $700,000 he earned last season. Kucherov collected a career-high 30 goals, a team-best 66 points and 30 penalty minutes in 77 games for the Lightning, who advanced to the Eastern Conference final before falling to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

Career Regular Season Stats

Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2013-14 TB 52 9 9 18 3 14 3 0 3 102 8.82
2014-15 TB 82 29 36 65 38 37 2 0 2 191 15.18
2015-16 TB 77 30 36 66 9 30 9 0 4 209 14.35
2016-17 TB 68 38 42 80 11 36 17 0 6 233 16.31
Career 279 106 123 229 61 117 31 0 15 735 14.42

Career Postseason Stats

Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2013-14 TB 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.33
2014-15 TB 26 10 12 22 7 14 3 0 3 57 17.54
2015-16 TB 17 11 8 19 13 8 3 0 0 51 21.57
Career 45 22 20 42 20 22 6 0 3 111 19.82

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